iOS Malware Does Exist
With our FortiGuard Labs reporting that 96.5% of all mobile malware is Android based it would be easy to see why someone might opt for an iPhone. But, users beware. Don't write off iOS as the secure alternative to Android just yet! Despite, Android malware being nearly an epidemic, or as Tim Cook referenced, "a toxic hellstew", iOS is not immune.
Before somebody asks me (again) whether there are any iOS malware or not, I decided to consolidate the information for you. Hope this helps you, and keeps your (i-) phones secure :)
|Name||Discovery date||Presumed origin||Devices||Type|
|iOS/Trapsms.A!tr.spy||June 2009||Russia?||Jailbroken||SMS Forwarder|
|iOS/Eeki.A!worm||Nov 2009||Australia (Ashley Towns)||Jailbroken||Worm Proof of Concept|
|iOS/Eeki.B!worm||Nov 2009||The Netherlands||Jailbroken||Mobile banking malware|
|iOS/Toires.A!tr.spy||Nov 2009||Switzerland (Nicolas Seriot)||Any (jailbroken or not)||Rogue application - Proof Of Concept|
|Adware/LBTM!iOS||Sep 2010||France||Any (jailbroken or not) - Was found (and removed) in the official AppStore||Call premium phone number|
|Spy/iKeyGuard!iPhoneOS||Apr 2011||Czech Rep.||Jailbroken||Keylogger|
|iOS/FindCall.A!tr.spy||July 2012||Russia?||Any (jailbroken or not) - Was found (and removed) in the official AppStore||Privacy trojan|
|iOS/AdThief.A!tr||Mar 2014||China||Jailbroken||Ad revenue hijacking|
|iOS/SSLCreds.A!tr.pws||Apr 2014||China||Jailbroken||Password stealer|
- Yes, malware for iOS exist.
- Yes, there are far less than on Android.
- No, they don't concern only jailbroken phones.
- Yes, some were found (and removed) in the AppStore.
-- the Crypto Girl